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UN Sees Possible Role for Blockchain in Advancing Paris Climate Accord
23 Jun 2017 15:20 The United Nations is eyeing blockchain as part of its fight against climate change.

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The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016
23 Jun 2017 14:15 The law enforcement agency received more than 2,600 complaints about ransomware last year, according to a new report.

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Coin Center: US Senate's Digital Currency Bill Is 'Counterproductive'
23 Jun 2017 13:00 US advocacy group Coin Center has said that an anti-money laundering bill before the Senate could disrupt existing rules for digital currency firms.

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Accounting Coalition Moves to Work with Regulators on Blockchain Innovation
23 Jun 2017 12:00 To prevent regulation falling behind innovation, the Accounting Blockchain Coalition launched five working groups at an event this week.

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Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October
23 Jun 2017 11:00 The Ukraine government has revealed plans to trial a land registry system underpinned by blockchain technology.

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Power of the Crowd Series: Number Four
15 May 2017 13:29 It has been a while since we shared our initial thinking around the challenges facing the internet and we have had some excellent reaction to the discussion so far. We very much appreciate the feedback and it is pleasing to see this is a timely discussion. Everyone from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Wired and the Economist […]

SAFE Network Development Summary – May 2017
04 May 2017 15:35 We’ve had quite few requests on social media and on email these past few days requesting updates on development progress. These messages serve to remind us that not everyone has the time or the inclination to read the weekly development updates which we post each Thursday onto the forum. So many projects, so little time! […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto